hacksaw

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noun hack·saw \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of hacksaw

:a fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame that is used for cutting hard materials (such as metal)

hacksaw

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First Known Use of hacksaw

1638


HACKSAW Defined for English Language Learners

hacksaw

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Definition of hacksaw for English Language Learners

  • : a saw used for cutting metal


HACKSAW Defined for Kids

hacksaw

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noun hack·saw \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ \

Definition of hacksaw for Students

:a saw with small teeth used for cutting hard materials (as metal)


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